They came in the mail yesterday!! And dear lord the parcel was HUGE. (It didn’t help I had Alter’s 1/8 Archer in there too, hehe.) btw important announcement at the bottom of this post. please notice! orz
Like seriously! these boxes are a bit over a foot tall! They look nice, but man they are big.
Honestly, I like this type better than window-box display. I want big pictures, not some hard-to-see-thru-layers-of-plastic nonsense. I wish these had official artwork from the game though. Well, at least they aren’t tainted by the anime renditions (not that the anime looks bad! I really like it! I’m just so picky with printed art.)
The front opens, um, like a door. If that makes any sense.
I lifted them out of the box and pulled off the top clear case. The bases are to the left of each one.
Yup, weird triangle bases. Kanato’s has four pegs, and Shuu’s has two pegs. Also that’s Shuu’s jacket. It slips on and off easily, really cool!
Ok well, here they are~
And omg omg- ERMAHGERD! I was SHOCKED at how much more I liked them in real life.
I really anticipated these figures, but was still a little unsure if they’d look as awesome as my other scales. My stupid photos don’t really do them justice (they really don’t! For some reason their shirts look a little blue but they aren’t.) They style feels different than how Alter does their figures, but I think they are just as impressive!
There’s a lot of little details, like the seams and simulated stitching and stuff. I like how they took the time to give them different skintones, since Kanato is supposed to be noticeably pale. They even painted their fingernails?!
It’s a shame Union couldn’t add in the cord that should go from the mp3 player on his choker to his ear. He’s obviously supposed to be holding an earbud, like the official artwork.
So pretty… I’m glad Union used the game’s art as a reference. They obviously used the anime as a reference as well, and I can’t really blame them. It’s hard taking something that’s 2D and making it 3D, especially when the source artwork is really traditional with a lot of complicated shading. The anime has pretty consistent imagery of the characters from many angles, makes it easier I think. These figures are a pretty good mix of both influences.
And now some pics of them together! Yay!
Oh and Kanato’s bear can be shifted out of his arms. Actually, I had to move it to get the packing plastic out. Teddy (not pictured, oops) looks pretty good on his own despite having the necessary indentations.
I kind of want to make him hold a watermelon or something…
wait a minute…
I have an idea-
AHEM. Moving on. >.>
Where was I? Oh yeah, I was also surprised by how big the figures themselves were. Union didn’t really list a scale, and I didn’t look at the height in cm ahead of time.
DEFINITELY NOT 1/8 SCALE OMG. Look at how they tower over my Uta no Prince 1/8 scales! The idols have been dwarfed! X’D
So are they kind of like 1/7 then? I dunno but they look good from across my room. Even amidst all the clutter and stuff I keep on my dresser. ^_^
YAY MORE CUTIES TO THE PILE!!! XDD
So that’s the Diabolik Lovers figures of Kanato and Shuu Sakamaki, brought to us by Union Creative in their mensHdge line. Here’s hoping they sold well enough to get more characters ;_;
You can email them too and they reply in english.
info@union-creative . jp (without spaces of course)
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
If you like otome games, a localization company is trying to fund the english translation of Beast Master and Prince! (Moujuutsukai to Oujisama)! Awesome!
The game looks great and has cool actors like Kaji Yuki and Shimono Hiro❤. Apparently this release will include not just the first game but the fandisk as well, so there’s going to be a lot of content. Please support the game! You basically get a really good discount on the full game if you pledge, and help ensure it gets released. These guys did the mobile releases for Hakuouki and Amnesia and they are already registered with Steam. They just need us! link to kickstarter.
Spread the word!! thank you!!